TS govt introduces Bill to hike legislators' salaries

TS govt introduces Bill to hike legislators
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The Telangana Government introduced a Bill in the Legislative Assembly on Monday to hike salaries and allowances of the state legislators including the Chief Minister, Speaker, deputy Speaker of Assembly, Council of Ministers, chairman and deputy chairman of Legislative Council, Leader of Opposition in Assembly and Council, Government Whips, MLAs and MLCs.

The Telangana Government introduced a Bill in the Legislative Assembly on Monday to hike salaries and allowances of the state legislators including the Chief Minister, Speaker, deputy Speaker of Assembly, Council of Ministers, chairman and deputy chairman of Legislative Council, Leader of Opposition in Assembly and Council, Government Whips, MLAs and MLCs.

Legislative affairs minister T Harish Rao moved the bill - Telangana Payment of Salaries and Pension and Removal of Disqualifications (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The recommended increase in salaries and allowances of legislators from Rs 95,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh has been approved by the government.

The MLAs and MLCs who are paid Rs 12,000 as salary and Rs 83,000 towards allowances will now be getting a salary of Rs 20,000 and allowances to Rs 2.30 lakh. The Chief Minister's salary has increased from Rs 16,000 to Rs 51,000 per month although the allowances remain the same.

Council of Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister and Government Whips in the Assembly salaries have been ncreased from Rs 14,000 to Rs 30,000 while the salaries for the Speaker and Chairman of Assembly and Council have been hiked to Rs 41,000, Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman’s salaries to Rs 30,000.

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